Opinion

Renée Graham

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President Trump has no sense of humor.

Editorial

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It’s a rare day when both Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell earn praise for pushing forward bipartisan legislation.

Michael A. Cohen

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If Trump and those around him did nothing wrong, why have they consistently lied about it?

Latest political news

Senate overwhelmingly passes criminal justice overhaul

The bill addresses concerns that the nation’s war on drugs had led to the imprisonment of too many Americans for non-violent crimes without adequately preparing them for their return to society.

POLITICAL NOTEBOOK

Arizona governor names Martha McSally to McCain Senate seat

Arizona’s governor has named Rep. Martha McSally to replace US Senator Jon Kyl in the U.S. Senate seat that belonged to Sen. John McCain.

White House signals retreat on shutdown threat

The White House blamed the Republican-controlled Senate for failing to pass legislation to bridge the divide, while Republican leaders said they were still unsure what the president was willing to sign.

Arizona governor names Martha McSally to fill John McCain’s Senate seat

Arizona’s governor has named Representative Martha McSally to replace US Senator Jon Kyl in the US Senate seat that belonged to John McCain.

Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

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Flynn sentencing postponed to allow for Russia probe cooperation

A federal judge abruptly postponed the sentencing hearing Tuesday for Michael Flynn after a stunning hearing in which the judge accused Flynn of selling out his country.

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New York’s attorney general announced that the Trump Foundation is dissolving as her office pursues its lawsuit against the charity, President Trump, and his three eldest children.

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The fight over President Trump’s $5 billion wall funds has deepened, threatening a partial government shutdown at midnight on Friday.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/11/30/BostonGlobe.com/Magazine/Images/aff3d02b63c84e62a40a7d9f3d6d8383-aff3d02b63c84e62a40a7d9f3d6d8383-0.jpg Looks like Ayanna Pressley will have Shirley Chisholm’s old congressional office

Massachusetts’ first black congresswoman announced Monday on Twitter that she will work in the Capitol office that belonged to the country’s first black congresswoman.

//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2018/12/18/BostonGlobe.com/Politics/Images/AFP_1BN5Q4.jpg Russian disinformation targeted Robert Mueller, reports say

Months after President Trump took office, Russia’s disinformation teams trained their sights on a new target: special counsel Robert Mueller, new reports say.

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A one-time business partner of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn was charged with illegally lobbying to have a Turkish exile returned from the US.

Ruling striking down Affordable Care Act won’t affect health coverage, yet

If you like your Obamacare health plan, you can keep it — at least for now.